Private Property Rights

Eminent domain and condemnation of private property rights is all too common in the West; and the Budd-Falen Law Offices zealously defends private property owners against government overreaching. As well, because of the interaction between federal and state land ownership and private land ownership, we have brought numerous lawsuits against the government under the federal Quiet Title Act, as well as the state equivalent statutes.

  1. Eminent Domain-Condemnation
  2. Meaning of the 5th Amendment to the US Constitution
    1. Private Property Rights and Election Year Politics – August, 2012
  3. Easements – Right-of-Way
    1. Comparison of Federal Rights-of-Way Statutes and Acts
    2. Congressional Testimony of Karen Budd-Falen on the Access Language in Spanish Peaks Wilderness Bill – 1999
    3. Outline – Public Road Creation and Use in Wyoming

Speaking Engagements

  • 2017 Women in Agriculture Conference

    Karen Budd-Falen is speaking at the Women in Agriculture Conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico in May 2017. She will be discussing topics related to legislation and litigation. Her daughter, Sarah Falen, will also be a special speaker on the topic of self-defense and the importance of personal safety.

    June 1, 2017 | New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum- Las Cruces, NM

    Speaker: Karen Budd-Falen

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  • 2017 Energy & Natural Resources Section Summit

    2017 ENR Section Summit on June 8 and 9, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Casper, WY is co-hosted by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) and Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR). This event will include an afternoon of live CLE programming, including ethics, and dinner reception on June 8. There is a live streaming option for those who cannot attend in person. June 9 is a fully-guided fly fishing trip on the North Platte River for those who sign up (no fishing experience required).

    June 8, 2017 | Hilton Garden Inn, Casper Wyoming

    Speaker: Karen Budd-Falen

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